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loosestrife

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loose=strife

CIDE DICTIONARY

loosestrifen. 
     The name of several species of plants of the genus Lysimachia, having small star-shaped flowers, usually of a yellow color.  [1913 Webster]
False loosestrife, a plant of the genus Ludwigia, which includes several species, most of which are found in the United States. -- Tufted loosestrife, the plant Lysimachia thyrsiflora, found in the northern parts of the United States and in Europe. Gray.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

loosestrife, n.
1 any marsh plant of the genus Lysimachia, esp. the golden or yellow loosestrife, L. vulgaris.
2 any plant of the genus Lythrum, esp. the purple loosestrife L. salicaria, with racemes of star-shaped purple flowers.

Etymology
LOOSE + STRIFE, taking the Gk name lusimakhion (f. Lusimakhos, its discoverer) as if directly f. luo undo + makhe battle

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